>> holiday season, i don't know, just a violent act. >> neighbors heard a loud bang. police checked for fingerprints and canvassed the neighborhood with dogs and high-power rifles. >> it's incredible, especially with all the things that have happened, the violence last week. >> police are trying to figure out how the intruders got into the home. the family has an alarm system and have been here 12 years. neighbors described them as some of the most pleasant on the block. >> very nice. >> detectives spent a lot of time taking pictures and collecting clues in an upstairs bedroom. the suspects took off through a window. wrynecks to me. >> the man who was shot in the back is expected to survive. his wife and daughter were not injured during the ordeal. john gonzalez, abc 7 news.